Broward Education Foundation Board Members

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(Fort Lauderdale, Fla)Three new board members have been named to the Board of Directors for the Broward Education Foundation, a 501C3 dedicated to transforming the lives of Broward County Public School students through the support of quality education.

Joining the board is Ash Benzo, vice president of non-profit banking for BankUnited; Ric Green, president/CEO of the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce; and Kaizer Talib, president of Urbanform Design Group, Inc. and Abacus Development Group, Inc.

 “We continue to attract high level business leaders to our board and Ash, Ric and Kaizer are no exception,” said Christina Fischer, Broward Education Foundation Board of Directors Chair. “They share our vision and mission and they all will be a tremendous asset to us as we continue to make a difference in the lives of students and teachers in Broward County.”

Benzo is also a Registered Investment Advisor with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He is a published author of financial literacy programs and creator of Education Economics 101, a curriculum designed to utilize the fundamentals of economics to create desired behavioral outcomes in the classroom.He graduated with a finance and a minor in economics from Morehouse College in Atlanta and received a Masters of Public Administration from New York University. He is a resident of Miami.

Green is the President & CEO of the Greater Pompano Chamber of Commerce and was recently inducted into the Broward Education Foundation Hall of Fame, receiving the Community Achievement Award which honors alumni of Broward County Public Schools who have made significant achievements in any field.

Green sits on the Pompano Beach Economic Development Council and is a member of the Board of Directors of Broward County School’s Partners in Education and the Deerfield

Beach Boys & Girls Club. A resident of Pompano Beach, Green graduated from Broward College.

Talib has been involved in alternative sources of energy for 25 years and has participated in research, teaching and design in a variety of projects throughout five continents. He is an author of several technical papers and a book on housing. Talib is a graduate of M.S. University in India, Architects Association School in London and received a Masters of Architecture from University of Pennsylvania. He is a resident of Fort Lauderdale.

About the Broward Education Foundation:

Established in 1983, the nonprofit Broward Education Foundation (BEF) aligns with Broward County Public Schools by providing support for innovative teaching to advance Pre K-12 achievement; critically needed educational materials for Title I school teachers and students, and scholarships for qualified high school seniors.  Each year, the Foundation contributes more than $2 million to Broward County schools, serving as the catalyst for educational excellence.

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